Rothko's 116th birthday to be celebrated in Daugavpils

In anticipation of Mark Rothko’s 116th birthday, at 4 p.m. on 20 September a new exhibition season, conceived as a tribute to painting, will open at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

"The autumn exhibition season can likewise be called the Rothko season. Autumn is a time of colour and plentiful harvest, and also a time of Mark Rothko’s birthday. The paintings Mark Rothko created at different periods of his life are as colourful, rich and plentiful as the season of his birth, and much the same can be said about the work of the artists whose paintings will be on display at the Rothko Centre throughout September and October in six new exhibition projects," the center said.

There is am anniversary exhibition project “Lifetime” by Osvalds Zvejsalnieks and next to him is the bright but grounded exhibition by Erdmute Blach (Germany), “Compositions. Answers to Darkness”.

In her anniversary exhibition painter Anita Meldere, one of the founders of Latvian expressionist painting, offers her latest creations, thereby looking forwards rather than back. Diverse experiences and memories are the subject of the Lithuanian art project, “X: Memory.” DaDim Art Group from Russia debates the rhythms and tides of life in their exhibition “Grains of Sand and Void”.

A special addition to this autumn’s exhibition season comes from a "painter and philanthropist" named Basil Alkazzi who presents his project, “An Ongoing Odyssey...” which is described as "the artist’ playful enjoyment of life". He lives in Monaco.

The new exhibition season is on display until 3 November 2019. On 20 September, during the season’s grand opening, visitors can see the newly opened exhibitions free of charge, at other times – at standard entrance fees. On 25 September, by way of celebrating Mark Rothko’s birthday, the Rothko Centre and the newly opened exhibitions are available throughout the day at discount prices.

Additional information at the official website.

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